Eric Jay “Boomer” Kohberger, 56, passed away on Monday Dec, 21st, fighting his courageous battle with Covid.
He was born in Horseheads, NY, son of the late William and Anneliese Kohberger. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 17 years, Nicole (Alfreds) Kohberger – the best one he could ever ask for, his son Jake and girlfriend Jordan of Dayville, CT, his daughter Katarina of Princeton, MA, his son Zachary of Charlton, MA, and his two pups, Mandy and Kota. Recently, Eric became a Poppy to his now five-month-old grandson, Montgomery. Eric is the youngest of seven siblings – predeceased by Deborah. He leaves behind William Jr., and his wife Cathy, Mike and his girlfriend Lynn, Robin and wife Marybeth, Heidi and Kyle. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews along with three great friends, Mark Puleo, Austin Sands, and Dave Paine.
Eric was fortunate to grow up on a beautiful 150-acre farm in Horseheads, NY, which he always called home. From a young age Eric had a passion for Golf which he later turned into a career as a Golf Pro in Massachusetts. He taught many but mostly enjoyed teaching his sons. For the last ten years he enjoyed being a first responder for National Grid.
Eric loved nothing more than cooking his famous “Poppy Pancakes” for his family - his nieces even started calling him Uncle Pancake. He was also a master on the grill, and a talented Carpenter - his father handed down his carpentry skills and Eric could build and fix anything. He would always let it be known that one day the Buffalo Bills will win the Superbowl. If you are one of the lucky ones you have been on a “musical journey” with Eric, as he had a passion for all music – especially the 80’s. He was a car and racing fanatic, but his latest passion was playing cornhole with his cornhole family. Eric was Captain of the Buffalo Wings Men’s Hockey team, where he gained the nickname Boomer which he proudly carried.
Above all, Eric had a larger-than-life personality and if you were in his presence you were bound to be belly laughing as he was quite the comedian. Eric was the ultimate, Husband, Father, Poppy, Brother, Uncle, Son-In-Law, Brother-in-Law, Teammate and Friend. If you were lucky to know him at any chapter in his life, he left a major impression on your heart.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Eric Kohberger Family Support Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/f/eric-boomer-kohberger-family-support-fund).
Due to the current situation, there will be a memorial service at a later date.